Standout RHP Connor Alexander Signs with @MemphisBaseball
Nov. 20, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – University of Memphis head baseball coach Daron Schoenrock announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher/infielder Connor Alexander would join the Tigers for the 2015 season. Alexander is the fifth signee for the Memphis 2014-15 class.
Alexander has lettered three seasons at Tipton-Rosemark Academy in Millington for coach Brad Smith, where they advanced to the Division ll final four in 2012.
In 2013, Alexander struck out 68 batters in 52 innings for a 1.75 ERA and 8-1 record. In his career, he has fanned 131 batters in 112.2 innings and has posted a 13-2 mark. Last season at the plate, Alexander hit .485 with a .707 slugging percentage and had a .575 on-base percentage. Alexander totaled 48 hits, 44 runs, 34 RBI, 16 stolen bases, 14 doubles and four triples to help TRA to a 23-10 record. His batting average, on-base percentage and triples set a single-season record for the Rebels.
“We are very excited with Connor’s feel for pitching down in the zone plus his movement and his athleticism,” Schoenrock said. “He will flourish with added strength gains and should compete for time very early in his time at Memphis. His secondary pitches are “college ready” now and his fastball movement is at an advanced level.”
Alexander has racked up numerous awards during his prep career including all-district (2012-13), all-metro (2013), all-region (2013) and all-region tournament (2012-13) honors. He is a two-time Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association (TBCA) All-Region 8 Team member as well as a TBCA Showcase Team (2012-13) and TBCA Second Team All-State (2013) selection. He also been named a two-time All-Tennessee Baseball Report 2-Way Team selection (2012-13) and was tabbed as a Tennessee Baseball Report Honorable Mention All-State pick in 2013. In 2012, Alexander was also named to the Tennessee Baseball Report Super Sophomore Team.
In June, Alexander represented Tennessee at the Junior Sunbelt Classic in Oklahoma. In the classroom, Alexander sports a 3.93 GPA, and is the son of Cal and Kim Alexander.